Presentation on theme: "A World of Water Part 2 Today’s Goal:"— Presentation transcript:
1A World of Water Part 2 Today’s Goal: To learn where your drinking water comes from and the steps that are taken to make sure your tap water is clean and safe.To explore some history of water in Kentucky and McCreary County.
2A World of Water Part 2Water played a critical role in defining early settlements.
3A World of Water Part 2Most major cities were first settled due to their location near a water supply
4A World of Water Part 2What are the two main rivers that run through McCreary County?The Big South Fork RiverThe Cumberland River
5The Big South Fork River A World of Water Part 2Follow the FlowThe Gulf of MexicoThe Mississippi RiverThe Ohio RiverThe Cumberland RiverThe Big South Fork River
6A World of Water Part 2McCreary County Water District was started in 1962 with 75 customers.1962
7A World of Water Part 2Today, McCreary County Water District has over 6,000 customers.
8A World of Water Part 2The Water District also provides water for the Federal Prison in Pine Knot, Cumberland Falls State Park, and even another county (Whitley County).
9Over 2,000 A World of Water Part 2 McCreary County now has over 2,000 fire hydrants.Over 2,000
10A World of Water Part 2McCreary County Water District uses surface water from two sources.The Big South Fork RiverThe Laurel Creek Reservoir
116.5 MILLION A World of Water Part 2 The two water treatment plants that are operated by McCreary County Water District can treat up to 6,500,000 gallons of water a day.
12Let’s go through the treatment process together A World of Water Part 2Let’s go through the treatment process togetherIntakeFlash MixCoagulationSedimentationPolishing BasinFiltrationDisinfectionFluoridationStoragePumping
13MCWD’s Raw Water Intake – located near Big Creek on the BSF River A World of Water Part 2Water can be withdrawn from The Big South Fork River or the Laurel Creek Reservoir at three different levels.IntakeMCWD’s Raw Water Intake –located near Big Creek on the BSF River
14Flash Mix A World of Water Part 2 Electric pumps move the water into the flash mix while chemicals are added to it.Flash Mix
15Coagulation A World of Water Part 2 Before After The chemicals make tiny pieces of dirt and debris stick together. When the particles get big enough, they sink to the bottom.CoagulationBeforeAfter
16Sedimentation A World of Water Part 2 The water moves through a settling chamber and through settling tubes where it slows down, allowing the sediment to fall outSedimentation
17When it comes to water treatment, TIME is your friend! A World of Water Part 2Water then moves into the final clarifying chamber where it is given additional time to allow any remaining particles to settle out.Polishing BasinWhen it comes to water treatment, TIME is your friend!
18Water passes through filters made of coal, sand, and gravel. A World of Water Part 2Water passes through filters made of coal, sand, and gravel.FiltrationGravelSandCoal
19Disinfection A World of Water Part 2 Kills Germs! Chlorine is added to disinfect the water.DisinfectionKills Germs!
20Fluoridation A World of Water Part 2 Adding Fluoride to the water helps prevent cavities.FluoridationEating tooMuch Ice CreamDoesn’t
21Now the water’s ready to be shipped to your house! A World of Water Part 2Water then moves to the clearwells, which are approximately one million gallons of underground reservoirs.Now the water’s ready to be shipped to your house!Storage
22Pumping A World of Water Part 2 Electric pumps give the water just the boost it needs to get moving toward your house.Pumping